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Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) South Corridor Improvement Project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 06, 2014

Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) South Corridor Improvement Project

A $1.6 billion package of the overall $3.2 billion invested for the freeway and multiple bridges will add nearly 14 miles of carpool lanes to make travel seamless for motorists. By Tina Grady Barbaccia The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is investing ...

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Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Better Roads Staff - May 07, 2014

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction allowing bridges, highways to be built faster and enhance pavement performance Geosynthetics comprise a family of value-added products that allows bridges, highways and roads to be built faster, cheaper and to last longer. Some geosynthetics enhance ...

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The Magic of Rubberized Asphalt

Better Roads Staff - Mar 07, 2014

The Magic of Rubberized Asphalt

As prices for asphalt cement (AC) and polymer have shot up dramatically, agencies and contractors are looking for ways to hold the line on the cost of asphalt pavements.   By Daniel C. Brown   The number of transportation agencies that use recycled tire ...

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Long Live Asphalt Pavements

Better Roads Staff - Oct 02, 2013

Long Live Asphalt Pavements

The perpetual pavement project on California’s I-5 has sparked a trend in the state for asphalt pavements designed to last 40 years with minimal maintenance. As traffic whizzed nearby on busy Interstate 5 in California, Shirley Choate and Chris Cummings watched an asphalt ...

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Caltrans wants public input on statewide rail plan, webinar set for Feb. 26

Staff Report - Feb 12, 2013

Caltrans wants public input on statewide rail plan, webinar set for Feb. 26

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which manages two of the nation’s busiest passenger rail lines, is asking its rapidly growing passenger base what they think about rail systems in the Golden State. The department will host five public open houses and ...

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Caltrans pilots electronic bidding system program

Staff Report - Jan 02, 2013

Caltrans has begun a pilot program to accept contractor bids through an online electronic bidding (e-bid) system, which reduces project costs and expedites the bidding process. Previously, contractor bids had to be physically delivered to Caltrans district offices across California, depending ...

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Caltrans awards Hill International highway and bridge projects contracts

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 31, 2012

Caltrans awards Hill International highway and bridge projects contracts

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7 has awarded Hill International with two contracts and two subcontracts to provide construction inspection support services on various highway and bridge projects throughout the district, which includes Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The ...

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Caltrans workshop shapes future of California transportation

Staff Report - May 24, 2012

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) hosted a workshop on May 23 for transportation stakeholders and officials to evaluate the California Interregional Blueprint, a long-term plan that will help shape decision-making for the state’s transportation system. “The future of California’s economy ...

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Climbing Techniques for Bridge Inspection

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 11, 2012

Stephen Sahs of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) explores the use of "Climbing Techniques for Bridge Inspection" in this research paper. To learn more about rope access for bridge inspections, click here for a downloadable PDF of "Climbing Techniques for ...

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$2 million in emergency relief funds for L.A.-area overpass

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 03, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec. 22 made $2 million in quick release emergency funds immediately available to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the Paramount Boulevard overpass set ablaze by a fuel tanker explosion ...

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$45 million SR-57 project now underway

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 02, 2011

Relief is on the way for commuters traveling on the Orange Freeway (SR-57) as the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) start work on a new lane that will help improve traffic on one of ...

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RoadScience

Better Roads Staff - Jun 03, 2011

RoadScience

The Same ... But Different Diamond Grinding vs. Micromilling By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Diamond grinding of Portland cement concrete pavements and micromilling of bituminous asphalt pavements are superficially similar in concept, but that’s just about the only thing they have in common. Diamond ...

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